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Fresh Okro (1kg)

500.00700.00 (-29%)

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Okro is rich in many nutrients and particularly high in vitamins C and K. This fruit is unique, as it provides protein, a nutrient that many other fruits and vegetables lack.

500.00700.00 (-29%)

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Need to buy fresh okro? Then our okro will be your best friend. Our Fresh okro is  directly from our farm. They are healthy, rich in fiber and many other nutrients

Okro is rich in many nutrients and particularly high in vitamins C and K. This fruit is unique, as it provides protein, a nutrient that many other fruits and vegetables lack.

Okro Nutritional Value

. Rich in nutrients

Okra boasts an impressive nutrient profile.

One cup (100 grams) of raw okra contains :

  • Calories: 33
  • Carbs: 7 grams
  • Protein: 2 grams
  • Fat: 0 grams
  • Fiber: 3 grams
  • Magnesium: 14% of the Daily Value (DV)
  • Folate: 15% of the DV
  • Vitamin A: 14% of the DV
  • Vitamin C: 26% of the DV
  • Vitamin K: 26% of the DV
  • Vitamin B6: 14% of the DV

Okra is an excellent source of vitamins C and K1. Vitamin C is a water-soluble nutrient that contributes to your overall immune function, while vitamin K1 is a fat-soluble vitamin that’s known for its role in blood clotting.

Additionally, okra is low in calories and carbs and contains some protein and fiber. Many fruits and vegetables lack protein, which makes okra somewhat unique.

Eating enough protein is associated with benefits for weight management, blood sugar control, bone structure, and muscle mass.

2. Contains beneficial antioxidants

Okra packs many antioxidants that benefit your health.

Antioxidants are compounds in food that fend off damage from harmful molecules called free radicals.

The main antioxidants in okra are polyphenols, including flavonoids and isoquercetin, as well as vitamins A and C.

Research shows that eating a diet high in polyphenols may improve heart health by lowering your risk of blood clots and oxidative damage.

Polyphenols may also benefit brain health due to their unique ability to enter your brain and protect against inflammation.

These defense mechanisms may help protect your brain from symptoms of aging and improve cognition, learning, and memory

3. May lower heart disease risk

High cholesterol levels are associated with a greater risk of heart disease.

Okra contains a thick gel-like substance called mucilage, which can bind to cholesterol during digestion, causing it to be excreted with stools rather than absorbed into your body.

One 8-week study randomly divided mice into 3 groups and fed them a high-fat diet containing 1% or 2% okra powder or a high-fat diet without okra powder.

The mice on the okra diet eliminated more cholesterol in their stools and had lower total blood cholesterol levels than the control group .

Another possible heart benefit of okra is its polyphenol content. One 4-year study in 1,100 people showed that those who ate a diet rich in polyphenols had lower inflammatory markers associated with heart disease.

4. May have anticancer properties

Okra contains a type of protein called lectin, which may inhibit the growth of human cancer cells.

One test-tube study in breast cancer cells found that the lectin in okra may prevent cancer cell growth by up to 63%.

Another test-tube study in metastatic mouse melanoma cells discovered that okra extract caused cancer cell death.

5. May lower blood sugar

Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels is very important for your overall health. Consistently high blood sugar can lead to prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.

Research in mice indicates that eating okra or okra extract may help decrease blood sugar levels.

In one study, rats given liquid sugar and purified okra experienced fewer blood sugar spikes than animals in the control group.

Researchers suggested that the okra decreased sugar absorption in the digestive tract, leading to a more stable blood sugar response.

That said, okra may interfere with metformin, a common diabetes medication. Therefore, eating okra is not recommended for those taking this drug.

6. Beneficial for pregnant women

Folate (vitamin B9) is an important nutrient for pregnant women. It helps lower the risk of a neural tube defect, which affects the brain and spine of a developing fetus.

It’s recommended that all women of childbearing age consume 400 mcg of folate every day.

A review that included 12,000 healthy adult women found that most consumed just 245 mcg of folate per day, on average.

Another study that followed 6,000 non-pregnant women over 5 years discovered that 23% of participants had inadequate folate concentrations in their blood.

Okra is a good source of folate, with 1 cup (100 grams) providing 15% of a woman’s daily needs for this nutrient.

Other health-related uses

Okra seeds can also provide oil and protein, and people have used them as a source of oil in small-scale production.

In regions where food is scarce, the seeds can offer a source of high quality protein.

In medicine, the viscous extract of okra could be useful as a tablet binder, a suspending agent, a serum albumin extender, a plasma replacement, or a blood volume expander.

Okra also has some uses in medicine. Scientists use it to bind the compounds in tablets, to make liquids for suspending compounds, as a replacement for blood plasma, and to expand the volume of blood.

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